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View Poll Results: Which is your favorite top wood for GS Mini?
Spruce 21 22.11%
Mahogany 46 48.42%
Koa 28 29.47%
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Old 12-29-2018, 09:40 AM
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Default Holden Village

I know it was a limited run, but I sure wish I had mine back! That was Englemann Spruce top, no pickguard IIRC, and the King (or Queen) of the GS Minis.
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Old 12-29-2018, 09:52 AM
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I voted mahogany.
I love the look and tone of the wood.
I own one.
I will try to post a photo of it if I can figure out how.
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Old 12-29-2018, 10:18 AM
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I voted mahogany.

I love the look and tone of the wood.

I own one.

I will try to post a photo of it if I can figure out how.

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Old 12-29-2018, 10:23 AM
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Played 'em all in the shops. Liked the koa top the best, followed by the mahogany top. Nothing wrong with the spruce top, just have a thing for hardwood tops right now. REALLY wish I had a reason to own a GS mini.
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I own one with a Mahogany top. Don’t care for the Sitka topped ones at all...too bright and makes the guitar sound boxy. The Mahogany tops on the other hand darken the voicing notably, making the guitar sound bigger and fuller than its size. For the record, I rarely play it. I’m saving it for one of my kids assuming they eventually want to learn
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Old 12-29-2018, 12:07 PM
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Another vote for the Engleman on the Holden Village mini.
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Old 12-29-2018, 12:24 PM
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I know it was a limited run, but I sure wish I had mine back! That was Englemann Spruce top, no pickguard IIRC, and the King (or Queen) of the GS Minis.

Yes. Beautiful. I’ve seen the Holden Englemann GS Mini posted in the thread “GS Mini Owners’ Club”.
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Old 12-30-2018, 10:56 PM
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Thanks for all your votes and comments! Keep them coming...
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Old 01-03-2019, 09:08 PM
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Default Which is your favorite top wood for GS Mini?

Hog seems to be the most popular top wood for GS Mini!

Yesterday, I played a Hog GS mini at a guitar outlet (shop). The woodgrain at the top looks very similar to my Martin Dread Junior 2 (all Sapele) top, b/s. It sounded good. Wished I had taken a picture to post here.

Meanwhile, please vote if you have not. Thanks!
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Old 05-03-2019, 10:33 PM
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Smile More votes please! :)

This poll could do with more votes! If you have not voted yet, here’s your opportunity. Just reviving a previous thread...
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Koa
Mahogany
Spruce

In that order. I've owned a mahogany top and eventually gave it to my niece. I now own a koa top and am crazy about it. I've never been tempted by a spruce top, just not the tone for me.
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Old 05-04-2019, 04:41 AM
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Mahogany because that's what I own, but now I'll have to play my daughter in law's Koa Mini just to check it out!
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Old 05-04-2019, 09:15 AM
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Koa
Mahogany
Spruce

In that order. I've owned a mahogany top and eventually gave it to my niece. I now own a koa top and am crazy about it. I've never been tempted by a spruce top, just not the tone for me.
I’m very fond of my Mini Koa too. In fact, it is the guitar I play very often. Just love the Koa tone!
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Old 05-04-2019, 09:29 AM
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I voted Mahogany, that’s what I have and I love the tone. I like the darker wood tops.
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Old 05-04-2019, 09:43 AM
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I played many GS minis over the years and I bought Mahogany and KOA models. I have never played a Sitka-topped model I wanted to buy. KOA is my favorite tone and also the prettiest. The mahogany is darker sounding. The KOA is more lush sounding and has a bit more "presence".
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